Very small shrew, found dead on Gray Whale Cove trail less than 0.5 miles from McNee Ranch SP parking lot
Peacock blues/purples/greens iridescence. About 3/4" long, under oak log.
About 1.5" long, under oak log.
Three of 17 found under one log (personal record!).
Not bad for a manual focus lens, I have to say.
Five in tree at parking lot
I spotted this on my way to the California Academy of Sciences to meet with iNaturalist!
Flowering. Another location not far from last of my observations. White flagging. Is someone monitoring?
Extremely hairy and fast moving spider. Three orange spots on the abdomen. Striped orange legs. Two front legs seemed much thicker than others. Seems to be a Juvenile Phidippus Audax.
Finally, one willing to come out and pose. Found under a board, about 3/4" across.